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My name is Mary Ann...  Welcome to my webpages!  I live with my husband and kids in Swift Current - a small city in the SouthWest corner of SaskatchewanCanada...  (part of the "Banana Belt of Saskatchewan"!!!)  Many lovingly refer to our fair City as Speedy Creek OR "The Frontier City"!!

Our daughter is very busy, having just graduated from high school in June, 2003!  She is working a couple part-time jobs right now and is looking forward to attending college in the fall.  She is also involved with our Church and is still talking about how AWESOME it was that she had the chance of a lifetime to attend the 2002 World Youth Day events in Toronto, with the Catholic Church, 2002 JULY 20 - 30!!

Our son is a budding Naturalist, as well as a musician -- he plays the piano (and has been taking Royal Conservatory of Music exams over the past several years.)  He  plays trumpet in one of the high school bands, one of the high school Jazz Bands, and in the Church Choir.  He also sings in the high school choir and another auditioned high school singing group featuring some great vocal jazz numbers and chamber singing.   He will also be singing with the Provincial Honour Choir this Fall.  He is an actor in the high school drama productions, as well.   In the past, he took two years of violin lessons, but has not had the time to continue with it.

My husband and I are kept very busy with work, kids, and our Church ... 
Over the past few short years, I have taken up with the wonderful world of birding, an activity I enjoy with my husband and son.  We are really enjoying Nature on the Wing!  Check out our updated and growing birding Lifelistfound at our birding pages... (Check it out -- lots of birding links, photo galleries, field guide suggestions, etc.)  We are also members of the local Southwest Naturalist Club.

Do you like to read and/or talk about birding, butterflies, and other wild critters??  If you do, I have a great interactive forum discussion for you!!  Check out the Birds, Butterflies, and Other Critters... forums discussion group and please feel free to join the flock in the sharing of sightings, ideas, etc.  We would be more than happy to hear from you!!

Are you looking for a friendly place to visit and read about (or even post about) wild critters of any kind (furry, slimy, feathered, whatever) on the web?  I am the host of the Birds, Butterflies, and Other Critters... forums discussion group .  We are a very friendly group of participants and welcome everyone with good ole Western hospitality!!   (((HUGS)))

I am a first generation  Canadian and very proud of it!!  Stop and visit our OUR "O CANADA" PAGE.  I am searching for Slovak recipes (if anyone has any Slovak recipes they are willing to share, or are searching for Slovak/or Czech recipes, please contact me).  I am also interested in Slovak traditions, legends, etc.  Czech out my Slovak page...

I also enjoy amateur photography , computers   and the internet, reading, listening to  music (both recorded and that played by our two kids, whether it be on the piano, clarinet, trumpet or violin), and my family and their busy activities...  (You should have seen the frenzy in our household during the annual Music Festivals...)  We also enjoy taking family vacations, every now and again, and have just started to get into the camping scene  .  In 2001, we joined the RV's  on the roads and in the campgrounds, for a whole new vacation experience and we've been continuing to enjoy it!!!  It looks like this will be how we spend the next several years vacationing (barring any unforseen circumstances!)

To check the weather in Swift Current and other parts of Saskatchewan and Canada, check out the Weather Office.

Feel free to    me!!!